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Plant shape: Full standardTrunk height: 180 cmTrunk girth: 10-12 cmBare Root Plant ID: 4444
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Plant shape: Full standardTrunk height: 200 cmTrunk girth: 12-14 cmPlant ID: 4445
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Pyrus Communis Conference Pear Tree
Pyrus Communis Conference was introduced in 1885 by Thomas Francis Rivers, and it has become the most popular pear variety in the UK with good reason. It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit and designated as Perfect for Pollinators. The Conference Pear Tree grows into a small, attractive deciduous tree, with a semi-open oval crown. In April and May, the showy clusters of fragrant, single white flowers emerge before the leaves, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. While the fruits develop over the summer, the glossy, medium-green leaves are a pleasant note in the landscape. In early autumn, the pale green pears will be ready to pick. Long and narrow with sweet, creamy flesh, they are best harvested when under-ripe, and laid aside to ripen. They will last until January in storage.
Height and Spread of Pyrus Communis Conference
The Pyrus Communis Conference fruit tree will grow to a mature height and spread of 4-8 metres in 5 to 10 years. This tree can be expected to live more than 50 years.
How Hardy Is Pyrus Communis Conference?
Pyrus Communis Conference is fully hardy in all regions of the UK and across northern Europe, making it a better choice for colder regions of the country than other pear varieties.
How to Use Pyrus Communis Conference
Pyrus Communis Conference can fit into a small garden if kept pruned to size. It is perfect tucked into a kitchen or informal country garden, but also makes a lovely focal point in a small lawn, where its spring blossoms will put on a good show.
How to Care for Pyrus Communis Conference
Plant Pyrus Communis Conference in full sun in a sheltered position with a south or west-facing aspect, in well-drained or moist but well-drained sand, clay or loam soil with a neutral pH. It will not tolerate standing water. It is somewhat self-fertile, but will fruit better when planted with a pollination partner from pollination group 3. Tolerant of aerosol salt, the Conference Pear Tree will do well in coastal regions. It is also highly tolerant of urban pollution, so can be used in even inner-city gardens. In country locations, provide protection from rabbits and deer. Like all fruit trees, you will need to prune Pyrus Communis Conference annually in late winter.
Hardy, self-fertile and adaptable to a variety of different conditions, Pyrus Communis Conference is a great choice for UK gardeners! We also sell Pyrus Communis Conference as a Fan trained Pear Tree.
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